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Arconic’s C6A1 aluminum alloy reduces door weight by 12 pounds in Jeep Wrangler

July 02, 2018

Arconic, New York, announces that it is supplying C6A1, a new proprietary and highly formable aluminum alloy, to FCA US LLC to shed weight and boost performance of its 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

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ASM International Publishes New Handbook Dedicated to Nondestructive Evaluation

June 29, 2018

ASM International Publishes New Handbook Dedicated to Nondestructive Evaluation Invaluable Guide to Nondestructive Evaluation Practice and Interpretation MATERIALS PARK, OHIO— Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) is an area of science and technology that is increasingly important to the field of engineering. NDE is an interdisciplinary endeavor that brings together the expertise of materials...

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Researchers discover polycrystalline materials can be derived from microscopic single crystal samples

June 29, 2018

Materials researchers at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), Sydney, were able to derive the bulk properties of a polycrystalline material, in a way that is useful for engineering, by carrying out micro-mechanical testing on single crystals of nickel.

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Applied Materials replaces copper with cobalt for transistor contacts and interconnects

June 25, 2018

Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., announces a breakthrough in materials engineering in which cobalt replaces tungsten and copper for transistor contacts and interconnects.

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Rohm and GaN Systems collaborate for R&D to improve GaN power semiconductors

June 25, 2018

Rohm Semiconductor, Kyoto, and GaN Systems, Ottawa, announce their collaboration in the GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductor business, with the goal of contributing to the continuing evolution of power electronics.

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ON Semiconductor to invest $51 million in Pennsylvania semiconductor plant expansion

June 24, 2018

ON Semiconductor, Phoenix, Ariz., plans to invest $51 million to support expansion of its facility in Mountain Top, Pa., which specializes in the manufacture of semiconductor discrete devices for power management applications across a wide variety of industries, including automotive, industrial, communication, and computing.

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Ultra Tec in situ interferometer enables measurement of through-silicon thickness

June 24, 2018

Ultra Tec, Santa Ana, Calif., adds an in situ Interferometer, ASAP-1 IPS, to its IPS selected Area Preparation tool, enabling it to measure through-silicon thickness, in addition to the coordinate measurement systems already on board.

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Semiconductor equipment record spending streak to continue through 2019

June 24, 2018

SEMI, Milpitas, Calif., reports that the semiconductor industry is nearing a third consecutive year of record equipment spending with projected growth of 14 percent (YOY) in 2018 and 9 percent in 2019.

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Two Shimadzu analytical instruments win 2018 Red Dot Award for product design

June 24, 2018

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Japan, announces that two Shimadzu analytical instruments have been awarded the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2018, a prestigious and internationally recognized German design award.

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Entegris to acquire SAES Pure Gas business for semiconductor manufacturing

June 24, 2018

Entegris, Billerica, Mass., a distributor of specialty chemicals and advanced materials solutions, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the SAES Pure Gas business from SAES Getters S.p.A. in Milan, Italy.

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